Pelicans News Around the Web 9/21/23

Check out our daily collection of Pelicans news and notes from local and national reporters around the Internet on September 21, 2023.

David Griffin praises Pelicans offseason changes after injury-plagued 2022-23 at Quarterback Club luncheon

David Griffin, the New Orleans Pelicans’ executive vice president of basketball operations, reflected on the past season and discussed steps the team has made in the offseason to improve while speaking to the Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023 at The Cannery.

“What we tried to do this offseason was not just sit there and say wow, ‘If we could just be healthy we could be really good,’ because hope is not a plan,” Griffin said.

Top 10 Pelicans Home Games of 2023-24: No. 9 vs. Bucks

New Orleans-Milwaukee definitely does not qualify as a traditional rivalry and the small-market franchises aren’t even members of the same conference, meaning there are only two Pelicans-Bucks meetings per season. Despite those realities, 2023-24 marks the sixth consecutive NBA season that at least one of their games is scheduled to be broadcast on some form of national television.

Top 10 Pelicans Home Games of 2023-24: No. 8 vs. Heat

Defending Eastern Conference champion Miami has been a late-postseason participant nearly every season since Jimmy Butler’s arrival in 2019, twice reaching the NBA Finals and coming within a three-point shot of a third title-round appearance.

Zion Williamson Rumors: Pelicans Star Made Offseason Changes to Training Staff

Keeping Zion Williamson healthy may be the single most important component of the 2023-24 season for the New Orleans Pelicans, and the two-time All-Star reportedly made some changes to help do just that.